View Poll Results: What do you think of the new Body Scans/Pat Downs?

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  • Shatup, step in the scanner, and be on your way!

    11 44.00%
  • Don't touch my "package" TSA Boy/Girl!!

    6 24.00%
  • Crap, I'll just take a train...

    7 28.00%
  • Yet another Jooooooosss Plot!!!

    1 4.00%
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  1. #1 TSA Scans/Pat Downs 
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    What say everyone? Poll to follow!
    May the FORCE be with you!
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    I voted for the first. "he who protesteth too much" type thing....
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    Are the pat downs free or do you have to buy a ticket?
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    I voted shut up and step in the scanner.

    I will say though, that the more I read on this, the more I wonder about the radiation levels. People who fly 2 or 3 times a year shouldn't have a worry, but what about the frequent flyer business traveler that flies 2 or 3 times a week regularly. I wonder if it could be harmful to be exposed to full body radiation, albeit low levels, that frequently without some side effect later on.
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    Medical radiation devices i've heard are periodically checked to make sure they are safe. Are these at the airports?

    maybe these are the death panels they didn't want to tell us about quite yet.
    Last edited by Calypso Jones; 11-16-2010 at 10:42 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kay View Post
    I voted shut up and step in the scanner.

    I will say though, that the more I read on this, the more I wonder about the radiation levels. People who fly 2 or 3 times a year shouldn't have a worry, but what about the frequent flyer business traveler that flies 2 or 3 times a week regularly. I wonder if it could be harmful to be exposed to full body radiation, albeit low levels, that frequently without some side effect later on.
    Past child bearing age I'm sure it is no problem but for younger people you kind of wonder.
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    Good point. We might see a rise in birth defects from this.
    And by the time you see the effects, it's a whole generation.
    Excellent point though, if I were pregnant I don't think I'd
    be stepping into one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkgirl View Post
    I voted for the first. "he who protesteth too much" type thing....
    Not so fast. There is a little thing called the 4th Amendment. Let's review:
    The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
    Re-read it again and look at the words I bolded. Your right to privacy shall not be violated without REASON. You do not forfeit your rights just because you bought an airline ticket. Now, I am a sworn law enforcement officer. I am trained to pat people down. It's part of my job. I do it every day. But, outside of prison inmates, I just can't randomly pull people aside and search them. I need reasonable suspicion in order to do so. Randomly pulling some joker out of the line for further scrutiny is not reasonable suspicion. I don't care how you slice it, these machines and especially the pat downs are a gross violation of the 4th Amendment. In order for them not to be in violation, the only reason for the further scrutiny would be that you couldn't clear the metal detector.

    Do not be tolerable of crap like this.
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    Calypso, good article. It says this:

    they are lower-energy beams that can only penetrate clothing
    and the topmost layers of skin.
    I've had two spots removed that were skin cancer.
    I may need to change my vote in light of this new info.
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